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Mills Outlines Ten Year Economic Plan For State


Democratic Gov. Janet Mills is proposing a set of economic development goals for the state over the next decade, and many of the goals are familiar.

The governor has drawn on the work of many groups, like the Economic Growth Council, for the recommendations in the report. The report details significant investment in education from pre-K to college and apprenticeships. It also calls for improving the state’s access to broadband internet and investing in other infrastructure like roads and bridges.

An overall goal is to increase the state workforce by 75,000 and raise wages by ten percent.

No estimate on what the plan will cost, but a similar effort in the 1990s stalled as lawmakers refused to pass the needed funding.

Read the plan here:

Originally published Dec. 11, 2019 at 4:19.